GenderStrat 4 Equality
The Strategic Partnership aims at the harmonization, implementation and dissemination of European quality standards for Gender Equality trainings; for country specific different target groups like public institutions, trainers or EU-funding programme managers at national, regional and local level and in order to do so, it strives to establish a specific north-south axis on the topic of gender equality.
- To enhance the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of gender trainings in Europe, which are conducted in the frame of funding programmes on the national and regional level;
- To harmonise European quality standards in subject-specific gender equality trainings;
- To connect Gender know-how and subject-specific requirements of gender trainings on the regional and national level;
- To promote knowledge on gender trainings with the creation of a curriculum-portfolio “train-the-gendertrainer” including the European “Gender-Equality-Index”-tool (new edition 2015);
Strategic Document for Integration of non-EU Nationals
The aim of the project is to prepare consistent and conceptual strategic document for integration of migrants (non-EU nationals). It is being prepared by consortium of organizations experienced in processes of migrants’ integration.
Consortium consists of these organizations: Lithuanian Social Research Centre Institute for Ethnic Studies, „Diversity Development Group” (DDG), Lithuanian Red Cross Society, Social Partnership Fund Magnum Bonum, Centre for Equality Advancement and Social – educational initiatives centre PLUS.
The project is funded by the European Fund for the Integration of non-EU Nationals 2013.
More Women in European Politics – More women in 2014
The Project is aimed at increasing the participation and representation of women in European politics.
Despite the improvements in addressing inequality between men and women over the past 30-40 years, there is still a long way to go in realizing real equality. Getting more women into politics is part of the process of making more headway in realizing the goal of gender equality.
The project is based on the recognition that previous attempts to promote gender equality in politics have largely failed in that they have not involved political parties. In contrast, in order to advance gender equality we need to ensure the participation of political parties in the promotion of women in politics. The power to recruit, select and nominate candidates are in the hands of political parties, whatever the electoral system. That is why the partnership is unique in that it brings together National /regional NGO’s who have a well established track record in promoting gender equality alongside a range of national political parties who wish to address the issue of gender equality.
Main project activities:
- Each partner will set up a Women in Politics Group, made up of representative from women associations and/or from political parties.
- The WPG will be responsible for the production of a baseline study, which creates a profile of women’s participation in politics.
- Drawing up on evidence arising from the base line study, partners will launch a campaign which would:
- Undertake a series of actions to engage the target group ( workshops; seminars; debates, online events)
- Attract a group of women who have an interest in becoming candidates
- Providing a programme of support and capacity building to this group
- Undertake national dissemination
- Alongside the local activities implemented by each partner, the project foresees a transnational exchange programme, made up of:
- two transnational workshops: the first enabling an exchange of experiences and the co-production of a common marketing logo; the second will enable partners to share their local campaigns strategies and thus will provide a an opportunity for peer learning
- an online programme
- a transnational dissemination event
- a series of three events targeted at member States not involved in the partnership.
The project coordinator: LUDEN (Belgium).
The project is implemented with financial support from the “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship” Programme of the European Union.
Towards Complex Integration Policy: development of inter-cultural competences and institutional cooperation
Project goal is to increase the knowledge of third -country nationals integration policy makers about diversity management, also inter-cultural competence and strengthen the various stakeholders cooperation, coordination and communication system to promote effective integration of third -country nationals .
The project conducted training of policy makers , professionals and staff working with the integration of TCNs in related areas of inter-cultural competence development , capacity-building and diversity management. It also organized sectoral meetings and consultations with the authorities who work facing migration policy issues. The purpose of the consultation is to identify the challenges which arises in TCNs integration policy coordination and to understand necessary competences working in this area.
It is the third year of successful running of the website www.mipas.lt , which is constantly updated with the information of migration and integration of TCNs. There is also a virtual consulting forum for professionals where related issues are discussed, problems related with TCNs implementation are dealt.
The project is implemented in conjunction with the Social Partnership Fund ” Magnum Bonum ” by the European Fund.
Project Number : EIF/2012/6/09/PG/1 .